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qualifier

to describe something or, in sports, to qualify.

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donner à qqun les compétences/diplômes/qualifications pour (faire) qqch.

to be qualified for doing something

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nuancer or mettre des réserves à.

limiting one's remarks

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qualité

quality (e.g., of a product) and capacity or position: en sa qualité de maire - in his capacity as mayor.
la qualité de la vie

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quête

a collection, but it can also be used to refer to something like the quest for the holy grail or a pursuit of the absolute.

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à la recherche d'un emploi.

to quest for a job

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- un tuyau de plume

shaft/quill of a feather

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un piquant.

porcupine spike

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une penne

wing/tail feather

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quitter

it means both to leave and to quit (to leave something for good).
When it means to quit (stop) doing something, it is translated by arrêter de: I need to quit smoking - Je dois arrêter de fumer.

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radiation

mean crossing or striking off (a list, for example). Radier - to cross/strike off.

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Light - irradiation,
Heat - rayonnement,
Radioactivity - radiation.

radiation

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raide

adjective for stiff, taut, or steep.

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un raid or une incursion.

a raid

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rampant

adjective for creeping or crawling: Le chat rampant m'a dérangé - The creeping cat disturbed me.

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La végétation exubérante couvre le mur.

Rampant (E) means growing without limit: Rampant vegetation covers the wall -

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rang

a row, line, or rank. In Canadian French, it can be a country road.

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sonner

to ring

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râpe

grater or grinder in English. Râper (F) means to grate, rasp, or grind.

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oun viol or the verb violer.

rape

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un salaud, un rat

a rat

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un mouchard

a narc or informer

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rater

misfire, miss, mess up, or fail.

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proportion or taux

a rate

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évaluer or considérer.

to rate

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réalisation

fulfillment, achievement, completion, or conclusion.

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une prise de conscience,

se rendre compte de, prendre conscience de, or comprendre.

a realization of a truth

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réaliser

to fulfill or to achieve

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un reçu, un récépissé.


receipt

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récipient

container or receptacle.

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s une personne qui reçoit, un/e destinataire, or un/e bénéficiaire.

a recipient

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refus

refusal or insubordination

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détritus, ordures, déchets.

garbage

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regretter

to regret, but also to miss: Je regrette ma famille - I miss my family.

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regretter or être désolé.

to be sorry, to regret

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kidney

rein

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remarquer

to notice or to remark. Une remarque is a comment or remark.

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rentanable

profitable or financially viable

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replacer

to put something back in its place: to re-place it.

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remplacer or remettre.

to replace

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replier

to fold up (again) or roll (back) up.

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répondre (verb) or une réplique (noun).

to reply/respond, a reply/response

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reporter

postpone or to take back.

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se reposer - Elle ne se repose jamais.

to rest
: She never rests

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reprendre, recommencer.

to resume

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retard

lateness or delay, as in the expression en retard.

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retirer

take off/out, remove, collect, withdraw, or obtain.

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prendre sa retraite.

to retire

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retraite

retirement, a pension, or military retreat.

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réunion

collection, gathering, raising (of money), or reunion.

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revue

a magazine as well as review or inspection.

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revue or spectacle

revue

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ride, rider

a wrinkle, ripple, or ridge. Rider means to wrinkle or shrivel up.

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une promenade, un tour - and a verb - monter à cheval, aller à cheval/moto/etc.

to ride

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risquer

any possibility, either bad or good. Something bad, of course, is equivalent to risk in English, but good is more difficult. Ça risque d'être très intéressant - It might/could be very interesting.

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itinéraire, voie, or parcours.

route